Summer PA Outdoor Corps- Now Hiring

Program Overview

The Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps Summer Program offers young people, ages 15 to 18, the opportunity to serve on a team completing conservation projects to protect, enhance and restore Pennsylvania’s public lands. Join a crew of 10 members and two leaders working on trail maintenance, habitat restoration, vegetation management, park maintenance, light construction and more. Environmental education and job skills training are also provided. Do note that the work can be physically demanding and takes place outdoors in all weather conditions.

Program Info

 Dates: July, 2017 to August, 2017 (six weeks)
 Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
 Locations: Erie, Meadville, Pittsburgh, Uniontown, Altoona, McConnellsburg, Saint Marys, Renovo, Williamsport, Harrisburg, York, Wilkes-Barre, Reading, Philadelphia
 Compensation: $10.15 per hour, transportation to work site, breakfast and lunch provided daily

Types of Projects

Outdoor Corps members will tackle hands-on projects in state and local parks, state forests, and other public lands, such as:

  • Trail restoration
  • Tree planting
  • Light construction
  • Shoreline restorations
  • Invasive species management
  • Specialty projects in relation to recreation and conservation, which may include public outreach, research, and assessments


Members must:
 Be between the ages of 15 to 18 at the start of the program.
 Be able to conduct physical work in challenging, outdoor conditions.
 Be enthusiastic about working on a diverse crew.
 Have an interest in conservation and natural resource management.
 Be able to model safe and professional behavior at all times

To Apply

Visit for instructions on how to apply. Upon completing the SCA application, please email to let us know that you are interested.

Locations for the fourteen Outdoor Corps Summer Crews

PA Outdoor Corps is a program of PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, SCA, and Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry